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. >> the first u.s. presidential debate between president obama and mitt romney is tonight in denver. the focus is on domestic issues and expectations are set high. new jersey's republican governor chris christie told "face the nation" this whole race is going to turn upside down come thursday morning. this as the latest nbc "wall street journal" poll shows president obama holds a narrow 49-46% lead over romney. some 40% of voters say the country is moving in the right direction versus 53% who say it's on the wrong track. nearly 60% believe the u.s. economy is recovering, though. joining us now is steve murphy, a democratic strategist and managing partner at mvar, and gretchen hamill is a republican strategist and executive director at public notice. nice to have you both with us. steve, perhaps you can kick it off for us. what do you think tonight holds? >> you know, here's what barack obama has to do. the debate right now in the campaign is very heavily over economic policy going forward. that's where barack obama wants to focus. he will accuse mitt romney of seeking $4 trillion, $5 trillion
barack obama in -- i think is going to have an opportunity to be amazingly presidential. instead of running for president he can actually be president. what do you know he already is. >> the iranians will never give up their nuclear operation. they'd just as soon get their people starve, aren't kre? >> i think so. they're likely to do something provocative to rally people around the flag. if they can make it look like the international community making everybody pay a price here people may rally behind the regime. so we could see them do something crazy in the persian gulf. close the strait of hormuz. many things they can do. it's tough for us to divide vine the intentions of this regime which is very dangerous. >> would you agree, peter, that this currency collapse and the inflation spiralling really adds a new dimension to the economic part of this. we've all been talking about oil sanctions. all of a sudden, if you can't have money to eat that's a real problem. i don't care. where could that go? i'm looking for revolution here. there's too many cases in history where currency
in the books. romney and obama facing off last night in their first presidential debate. among the topics they sparred over, revenue. take a listen. >> there has to be revenue in addition to cuts. now, governor romney has ruled out revenue. he's ruled out revenue. >> absolutely. look, the revenue i get is by more people working, getting higher pay, paying more taxes. that's how we get growth and how we balance the budget. but the idea of taxing people more, putting more people out of work, you'll never get there. >> for reaction from the obama campaign, the co-founder and former ceo of car max, austin leggen joins us from richmond, virginia. austin, good morning to you. >> good morning. how are you? >> good. i'd love to get your take on that specific moment which has been cited by many to be one of romney's most coherent, concise arguments for his view of the role of government. you agree? >> well, it may have been quick and a good sound bite, but it's not very coherent or concise. what he says is growth will give you revenue which will give you growth. i mean, what he's saying is i'll gr
we closed just under 13,500, our top story as you can imagine, the first presidential debate and investor reaction. president obama and republican nominee mitt romney sparring for more than an hour, an hour and a half, over the economy, tax cuts, health indication, education, and the future of big bird. huge jump on that, so hard. >> he's a huge fan of "sesame street." >> i think there's points on that, right? >> he did a good job of being affable even though he was telling jim lehrer i'd fire you. >> "sesame street" is a one-way street and only moves toward "sesame street" not toward "squawk box." >> we did meet elmo. >> hugs and kisses! >> nice rebound for mitt romney after last night's performance almost a 50% move. we were down at 22, so it wasn't all just, can you see where the days are, it was up to 34. you didn't watch that last night? >> i thought this was the obama one. >> went from 22 to about 35. our senior -- are you not chief economyist? >> senior economicist. tomorrow i'll be chief economist. depends on what i'm doing, two jobs. >> tomorrow is jobless friday. >>
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